It done unto Me
"Behold, the handmaid of the Lord: Be it done unto
me according to Your Word" Luke 1:38.
If Christ is to be formed in us, we must become as humbly
submitted to the will of the Father as was Mary. If our Lord
is to be BORN out of us and made "manifest" to a
hurting, wounded world, our heart's desires must be made as
pure and virgin as those of Mary's heart. We must be as yielded
as she, and as unfettered and untouched by the things of the
world, if we are to bring forth the life of Christ.
Even though Mary faced definite rejection by her people and
possible stoning for her willingness to submit to a pregnancy
outside of marriage, she was willing to pay the price of death
in order to be wholly and totally submitted to the will of
the Lord for her life.
In order for us to be effective servants in bringing Christ
into the world, we also must come to that place where we are
ready to suffer the penalty of death (to self), so that the
will of the Lord will be accomplished in us.
"... always bearing about in the body the dying of
the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might
be made manifest in OUR body"
"For we which live are alway delivered unto death
for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might
be made manifest in OUR mortal flesh" II Cor 4:10-11
All this must be done without any question on our part about
God's sovereign right to control our destiny in every area
of the body, mind, and spirit. Such a thing is not possible
unless we consent to be "handmaidens" willing to
serve the Kingdom of God in any and every way of His choosing.
Mary "consented" mentally, emotionally, spiritually,
and physically to the will of the Father.
The result was,
"Christ IN her ... the hope of glory."
FATHER, "Let it be done unto me according to your word.